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COUP WATCH SERIES BEGINS ON IMC

by Paul H. Rosenberg Friday, Nov. 10, 2000 at 5:58 AM
rad@gte.net

This post announces the beginning of a series of COUP WATCH articles. It's not a coup by a particular small group of plotters, it's the fitting climax of a systemically anti-democratic process -- a plutocratic coup taking place in plain sight. Get informed. Join the opposition.

There is a coup going on in our country, right now as I write. It's taking place in plain sight. It's been in plain sight for many of us for quite some time now. But now it's obvious to everyone.

This marks the beginning of a series of COUP WATCH articles. It's not a coup by a particular small group of plotters, though there's certainly signs that a variety of deliberate acts were taken to suppress Democratic votes. Rather, it's the fitting climax of a systemically anti-democratic process -- a plutocratic coup taking place in plain sight.

Many people who visit our site may shrug and say, "So What?" They didn't vote for Gore, maybe they didn't vote at all. But this latest turn of events, with the will of the people in Florida *clearly* thwarted, serves as a massive escalation in the ongoing demonstration of just how anti-democratic our system really is.

It's no longer just the anti-WTO demonstrators being shut out of the process.

It's no longer just Ralph Nader being shut out of the debates.

It's now the MAJORITY of the American people who are seeing their votes for President being shut out of the political process. Al Gore may not care about it that much. He seems half-inclined to prefer looking like a good sport to fighting for his own election. But the people whose intended votes have been invalidated are MAD AS HELL.

While many liberal Democrats are their venting spleen on Ralph Nader, further splitting progressive forces, the objective facts of an OPEN COUP are creating an opportunity for reaching out to a much broader constituency. This is what we ought to be focusing our attention on now: fighting against this most fundamental attack on the very principle of democratic self-government.

As an example of what's going now, a story in the Sun-Sentinel (www.sun-sentinel.com) "Widespread voting irregularities marred presidential results in S. Florida" By SCOTT WYMAN contained the following passage:

"Republicans from Gov. Jeb Bush to local party leaders disputed whether any voter problems tipped the scales in favor of the GOP. Jeb Bush, brother of the Texas governor, blasted a lack of specifics about voting problems.

"'Don't overexaggerate the accusations,' he said. 'This is highly important business. What's at stake is the next leader of the free world.'"

A *LACK* of specifics? There are people signing affidavits and filing lawsuits concerning *specific* violations. There are accounts of people turned away from polling places. There are accounts of police roadblocks, ticketting people on the way to vote. There are specifics out the ying-yang.

And *BUSH* is the honest one in this campaign???

The whole political elite is being forced to go through all manner of contortions, just to keep up the charade that the Emperor's New Clothes *really, really, really ARE* the best that's ever been seen. The system is working, they proclaim. No people pouring out into the streets like in Peru or Indonesia.

No, we Americans are a bit slow. Demonstrations have been called nationwide for 11 AM on Saturday. Here in LA, they're at the Westwood Federal Building (11000 Wilshire). The Countercoup website link below has more information.

There is a coup going on in our country, right now as I write. It's taking place in plain sight. Defending democracy means defending the bad as well as the good. Al Gore is no Salvador Allende, that's for sure. But not defending democracy means tacit support for democracy's enemies. And those who would triumph in this coup are remarkably similar to Pinochet.

There is a coup going on in our country, and there's an opposition. Join the opposition.

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Agreed, Paul Guglielmo Marconi Friday, Nov. 10, 2000 at 7:55 AM
web site to demand re-vote in Florida TK Friday, Nov. 10, 2000 at 8:40 AM
mixed feelings harel barzilai Friday, Nov. 10, 2000 at 9:53 AM
Saturday Demonstrations At 1 PM, Not 11 AM Paul H. Rosenberg Friday, Nov. 10, 2000 at 12:32 PM
Spare us. ..::::: PacoRaban :::::.. Friday, Nov. 10, 2000 at 2:12 PM
Is that Rush Limbaugh? Joe Friday, Nov. 10, 2000 at 3:38 PM
No quibble.. Back to the issue.. Slave4Freedom Friday, Nov. 10, 2000 at 5:19 PM
Election josh Friday, Nov. 10, 2000 at 6:49 PM
Election josh Friday, Nov. 10, 2000 at 6:50 PM
Let's do...something! Matt Friday, Nov. 10, 2000 at 10:29 PM
Look to the future Naderite Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000 at 4:08 AM
come on why Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000 at 6:12 AM
come on why Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000 at 6:13 AM
inauguration will be a "riot" eugene Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000 at 6:27 AM
NOT "the MAJORITY of the American people" Paul W. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000 at 6:50 AM
piss off you dumb ass ho for al gore! William F. Buckley Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000 at 7:30 AM
Prairie Fire elbop Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000 at 8:01 AM
Where's Nader now? Trey Smith Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000 at 8:06 AM
Our Elections are Run by Corporations al gore Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000 at 8:45 AM
Our Elections are Run by Corporations al gore Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000 at 8:47 AM
International Monitoring Of US Election Guglielmo Marconi Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000 at 10:05 AM
I can live with that then... Dakota Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000 at 10:07 AM
this coup is likely to get even feistier marco Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000 at 11:30 AM
This is the rare chance Klement Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000 at 3:49 PM
has anyone read The Iron Heel London reader Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000 at 7:59 AM
We the People can turn this around Michael Mishler Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000 at 2:33 PM
Butterfly ballot in cook county, IL Nicole Monday, Nov. 13, 2000 at 5:49 AM
Our system is the best in the World Steve Monday, Nov. 13, 2000 at 6:52 AM
Demacratic society?????? William R. Hall Monday, Nov. 13, 2000 at 8:08 AM
Could even bring in UN soldiers Sarah Norris Monday, Nov. 13, 2000 at 8:23 AM
Democracy Ellen Monday, Nov. 13, 2000 at 11:33 AM
Do We Really Want To Go There? Sue Monday, Nov. 13, 2000 at 11:38 AM
Butterfly Ballot Jamie Monday, Nov. 13, 2000 at 11:45 AM
Re: democratic society???? amanda Monday, Nov. 13, 2000 at 1:12 PM
Journalism piece or manifesto? Christine Monday, Nov. 13, 2000 at 8:37 PM
Re: Harel Barzilai Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000 at 8:21 AM
Republic? Wish that it were so! Frosty J. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000 at 1:17 PM
Diddo that Xenox Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000 at 6:58 AM
Republic? Cassandra Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000 at 5:59 PM
Graphs of precinct return data from Duval FL J. Maynard Gelinas Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000 at 3:30 AM
Republic / Democracy Jason Foster Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000 at 12:18 PM
Chad fraud knobbes Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000 at 3:57 PM
Screw Al Gore and the rest of you $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000 at 5:39 PM
Future of the nation Bruce Thompson Friday, Nov. 17, 2000 at 5:30 AM
where do we go from here? mel Friday, Nov. 17, 2000 at 9:01 PM
Just try it danthaler Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000 at 4:57 AM
mindfulness MSD Monday, Nov. 20, 2000 at 5:45 PM
check it out! street war Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000 at 8:30 AM
lighten up chilito Imaginatrixx Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000 at 10:57 AM
Pat knows Imaginatrixx Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000 at 10:58 AM
It takes a thief....and a lier too. Allende Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000 at 2:02 PM
Supporters of Bush Resort to Dehumanizing Cassandra Murck Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000 at 10:37 AM
RE:Supporters of Bush Resort to Dehumanizing Chad Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000 at 12:23 PM
RE:Supporters of Bush Resort to Dehumanizing L. H. O. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000 at 12:30 PM
Yeah right..... whh Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000 at 11:59 AM
Yeah right..... whh Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000 at 12:05 PM
Probably both cheated ce Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000 at 2:55 PM
RE: Probably both cheated JimmyTheGreek Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000 at 5:10 AM
Key Points Robespierre Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000 at 4:50 PM
The Iron Heel Cassandra Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000 at 10:52 AM
Let's start planning a J20 action in DC Michael Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000 at 11:56 AM
[[XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX]] Manuel Recount Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000 at 12:35 PM
BU$H Bruce Thompson Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000 at 5:51 PM
RE: BU$H Fidel Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000 at 8:35 AM
Silly Republicans, votes are for counting. Bruce Thompson Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000 at 3:48 PM
RE:Silly Republicans, votes are for counting. Eden Pastora Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000 at 9:31 AM
simplify matthew mcniss Saturday, Dec. 02, 2000 at 8:20 PM
Re: Long Live Ronald Reagan cassandra Wednesday, Dec. 06, 2000 at 10:08 AM
DEMOCRATS CREATED THE VOTING SYSTEM TOMMY Wednesday, Dec. 06, 2000 at 1:32 PM
RE: DEMOCRATS CREATED THE VOTING SYSTEM Bruce Thompson Wednesday, Dec. 06, 2000 at 4:40 PM
Re: Democrats Invented The Voting System cassandra Thursday, Dec. 07, 2000 at 10:38 AM
Re: Democrats Invented The Voting System \\//// rasputin \\//// Friday, Dec. 08, 2000 at 5:23 PM
Re:Democrats Invented The Voting System cassandra Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000 at 1:44 PM
What now? Bruce Thompson Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000 at 6:31 AM
These are sad and fearful times plafollette Friday, Dec. 15, 2000 at 4:40 PM
News From Abroad Cassandra Friday, Dec. 15, 2000 at 6:08 PM
!!Viva Cuba Libre!! Luis Posada Carriles Monday, Dec. 18, 2000 at 4:21 AM
!!Yo No Voy!! Mambisa Monday, Dec. 18, 2000 at 6:04 AM
The Coronation of King George Elysian Friday, Dec. 22, 2000 at 5:06 AM
Coronation Day Elysian Friday, Dec. 22, 2000 at 6:50 AM
RE: The Coronation of King George Elysian guardsmen Friday, Dec. 22, 2000 at 12:26 PM
Coronation Day-guardsmen Elysian Friday, Dec. 22, 2000 at 6:37 PM
RE: Coronation Day-guardsmen by Elysian guardsmen Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000 at 9:27 AM
Missing the point Paul Daly Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000 at 8:41 AM
RE: Missing the point. ZeroOneOne Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000 at 3:54 PM
Human Rights Day 2000 Jose Marti Monday, Jan. 01, 2001 at 6:25 AM
101 for ZeroOneOne Paul Daly Tuesday, Jan. 02, 2001 at 5:48 AM
RE: 101 for ZeroOneOne ZeroOneOne Tuesday, Jan. 02, 2001 at 7:20 AM
Coup? Jeff Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001 at 2:18 PM
Amen Paul Daly Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001 at 2:57 PM
RE: Amen urea johnson Monday, Jan. 15, 2001 at 6:30 AM
Coup! Steve S Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001 at 9:40 PM
Right On! Allen G Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001 at 9:49 PM
J20 the day to fight for Democracy Freedom Jacked Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001 at 7:12 AM
"The new emerging America?" Paul Daly Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001 at 4:21 PM
Wake Up and Smell the Propoganda Winter Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001 at 7:00 PM
RE: "The new emerging America?" Quill Monday, Jan. 29, 2001 at 9:55 AM
random worrying sad Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001 at 5:24 AM
random worrying sad Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001 at 5:26 AM
I Recant elbop Tuesday, Oct. 09, 2001 at 5:09 PM
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